The restrictions are “effectively punitive,” violating the due process guarantee of the Constitution.
- U.S. House of Representatives
- U.S. Senate
- President of the United States
- Department Of Justice United States Attorney General
Eric H. Holder
- Executive Director ACLU Boston, Mass
Release Special Administrative Measures(SAM's) on
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev which does not support the concept of INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. These restrictions are depriving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of his right to a fair trial. It makes it almost impossible for a defendant, if he is innocent, to prove his innocence. It deprives his attorneys of completing a proper investigation through witness interviews, sharing evidence against the defendant and exploring it. Under these conditions it is almost impossible for his attorneys to provide him with a proper defense and a fair trial. He is not a threat, he has done nothing wrong in prison. The reasons for placing the restrictions are not valid and should not stand.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has the right to a fair trial.These Measures prevent him from receiving one. They must be lifted immediately.
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